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Oct 15, 2012 4:25am EDT
than 20,000 people, displaced hundreds of thousands, and governor romney has called for arming the syrian rebels to help them in their efforts to topple the government. why not arm the rebels or take more forceful steps? >> yes, so i think it is important to note what governor romney actually said in his speech. it was a bit of a head fake after months of saying that we, the united states, should arm the syrian rebels. it was a clever word choice in this speech. what it actually said is, they should be armed, and then took a step back as to who should actually do it, how it would be done. he still does not like to answer the questions about what kinds of arms, who they would go to, and the risk that they could fall into extremist groups, or, frankly, the risks that they could threaten our ally, israel. the united states has been incredibly engaged and active in syria with the rebel forces under the president's leadership. it is an incredibly difficult situation. we have provided logistical support, communications support, worked with our allies, worked with turkey, tried to support
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